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Michigan Agrees to Pay $600 Million to Flint Water Crisis Victims

HeadlineAug 20, 2020

The state of Michigan has reportedly reached a deal to pay out about $600 million to victims of the water crisis in Flint. The crisis began in 2014 when Flint’s unelected emergency manager, appointed by then-Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, switched the source of the city’s drinking water in order to save money. The move has been linked to at least 12 deaths from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, as well as widespread lead poisoning in residents, including children. Tens of thousands of Flint residents are expected to be eligible to receive money from the settlement.

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